The Forged Cigar Company has announced a new line in the La Gloria Cubana brand, Criollo de Oro.” This new limited edition line gets its name from the hybrid varietal developed by crossing two Cuban seed tobaccos: the versatile Criollo ’98 with the rare Cuban seed Pelo de Oro.
Criollo de Oro is rolled at the El Credito Cigar Factory in Santiago, D.R. and will ship to retailers in October. Production is limited to 3,100 boxes. La Gloria Cubana Criollo De Oro focuses on the proprietary Criollo de Oro wrapper grown in the humid microclimate of Mao, Dominican Republic. There, in the island nation’s picturesque Cibao Valley, the sungrown leaf matures with abundant natural oils that contribute to the cigar’s uniquely robust characteristics.
From there, the blend uses a Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and a blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran filler tobaccos.
We created Criollo de Oro in the La Gloria Cubana in the tradition of blending proprietary and traditional tobaccos to deliver exciting smoking experiences. Our artisans have delivered a cigar with a distinctive taste profile, crafted according to the brand’s meticulous standards. We’re confident that Criollo de Oro will appeal to a wide range of discerning premium cigar enthusiasts.Steve Abbot, senior brand manager for La Gloria Cubana
The box artwork for Criollo de Oro is art deco-inspired that highlights the brand’s iconic Lady La Gloria marque and carries the imagery to the dark wood-toned box. Criollo de Oro comes in two sizes: Toro (5.75” x 54) $10.49 MSRP, and Churchill (7” x 48) $10.99 MSRP.